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Booster Sport Summary
Our Take: Zero Maintenance Ultraportable Is Ready for the Road
Tipping the scales at just 24 lbs, the Sport is one of the lightest legitimate scooters on the market. It folds down to just 37 in by 11.8 in wide, making it convenient to bring anywhere — your office, a cafe, in a shopping cart at the store, in a trunk and possibly even in a large backpack.
The Booster Sport has a mostly metal body with amazing fit-and-finish. E-TWOW, the manufacturer, has a reputation for building nearly invincible scooters that last their owners thousands of miles. It has solid rubber tires that will never go flat. It also packs a surprisingly powerful 500-watt motor, which will beat out a typical shared scooter and gives a top speed of 24 mph.
Overall, the Sport is one of the most affordable ultra-portable electric scooters on the market. In essence, it's an attractive no-nonsense scooter that travels well and will fit anywhere.
UScooters Booster Sport Review
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For comparison, this is on par with a typical shared scooter which completed the hill climb test in 20.8 seconds at an average speed of 6.6 mph.
For comparison, the dual-motor Unagi E500 had a tested (unlocked) top speed of 20 mph; the Glion Dolly had a top speed of 15.8 mph; the UScooters Booster V had a top speed of 23.9 mph; the Xiaomi Mi M365 (comparable to a shared scooter) had a top speed of 16.7 mph.
The Booster Sport has a 314 watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Compare the Booster Sport with real-world tests from other scooters on our performance comparison page.
In reality, most people don't ride with their rear foot up in the air, so the regenerative brake is used the vast majority of the time.
We tested the stopping distance of the Boosted Sport from 15 mph to be a mediocre 40 ft when using only the regenerative brake. However, in an emergency, if you use both the regenerative and foot brake, the stopping distance decreased to just 19 ft.
To be compact, the Booster Sport has small tires, which unfortunately don't roll over bumps as well and tend to transmit more force to the rider. The tires are also solid rubber (airless), which are immune to flats and durable but lack cushioning compared to pneumatic (air-filled) tires.
Fortunately, the Booster Sport has front and rear spring suspension hidden in its frame — this does make a big difference. It will dampen some rough patches you'll encounter on the road, but don't expect any miracles.
A final aspect of this scooter that is inherent in the ultra-portable category is the smaller deck, which measures 16.8 in long by just under 6 in wide. You'll need to keep your feet very close together, which is not as comfortable as scooters with larger decks.
Overall, this scooter is best suited for average to good quality roads and for riding in fair weather. Its small form factor is perfect for short rides — those lasting just a few miles — but doesn't have the ride quality to be comfortable for long rides.
The Booster Sport weighs just over 24 lbs. It includes a convenient carrying handle that allows you to easily lift the scooter in one hand.
The Booster Sport easily fits into the trunk of even a very compact car. It also fits into shopping carts, under desks, and even in front of your feet in a car — anywhere you can imagine — is no problem for this scooter.
The central LCD is fairly bright — though difficult to see in full sunlight, and has a handful of rubberized buttons for controlling mode, power. An additional feature that we were pleased to see is the high-pitched digital horn that can be used to alert others to your presence.
Both handlebars fold quickly and easily via a spring-loaded mechanism and have minimal wiggle when locked into place. The grips are thick, comfortable rubber. Due to the compact size, the overall handlebar width is narrow and takes some time to get accustomed.
The handlebar-to-deck height is adjustable from 36 in to 39 in.
For riding at night, we recommend an additional high-mounted taillight and possibly a headlight for maximum visibility.
Read our complete guide to staying visible at night.
The downside to the tires being so durable is that they do not provide any additional cushioning to the ride compared to pneumatic (air-filled) tires. The harder rubber they are made of does not perform as well in wet conditions, meaning that you should exercise additional caution when turning or braking.
The scooter feels tight, and all the moving mechanical parts are smooth and strong. Despite its lower weight, the scooter is made of a surprising amount of metal and has a high-quality painted finished.
The scooter is custom-designed and manufactured under high-volume conditions by E-TWOW, one of the largest scooter producers in the world. The Booster Sport is not put together from common parts that are shared in the majority of scooters. Consequently, the build quality of this scooter is incredible. Everything fits together nicely and feels solid. We put this scooter through our standard drop test, which it had no problem with.
During our review process, we accidentally dropped the scooter down a flight of stairs — which definitely wasn't intentional, and we don't recommend. The scooter was dented, and one of the front reflectors was slightly smashed, but the function was otherwise unaffected.
The scooter not only gives the impression of quality, but E-TWOW (the company that manufactures the UScooters Sport) brand is widely known in Europe. Owners report putting thousands of miles on these scooters with few or no repairs — we've seen some odometers that have logged more than 16,000 kilometers (nearly 10k miles).
What we love about the Sport is its quality, durability, and you can bring it basically anywhere. With this scooter, you don't need to worry about finding a place to lock it up outside. The Sport is at home under your desk, in a shopping cart, or even slung over your shoulder.
The Sport is not for riders who want to go ultra-long ranges or otherwise want a full-sized, comfortable cruiser. The Sport is optimized for portability and durability at a cost of ride quality and performance. If you want more performance or weight, you'll need a heavier scooter.